School Liaison Program - Child and Youth Education Services
“Student Focused…Partnership Driven”

Welcome to “The Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe”!  My name is Candace Lang and I am your School Liaison Specialist.  I am here to help you with your child's educational transition.  Please contact me for information regarding our local schools and how I can be of service to you and your family as a communication link for educational issues during your permanent change of station. Our Test Wing Commander wants to ensure all families PCSing to Edwards AFB that schools our children attend are his number one priority!

OUR MISSION:
The Child & Youth Education Services (School Liaison) is committed to outreach, advocacy, and partnership initiatives that generate real-time solutions for military-connected students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 as they face global, educational challenges and transitions.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Phone Number  661-277-2456 or DSN: 527-2456

 Building: Youth Center   Bldg. 5210    24 Lathrop Dr.  Edwards AFB, CA 93524

 Email: 412.FSS.School.Liaison@us.af.mil

You may send your child to a traditional public school where you live, a public magnet school, a public charter school, a private school or home-school.

Yes, the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children uses a comprehensive approach that provides a consistent policy in every school district and in every State that chooses to join.  The goal of the Compact is to replace the widely varying policies affecting transitioning military students. 

The Compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, special education services, eligibility and graduation.

Children of active duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and reserve on active duty orders, and, for one year after leaving service, members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired are eligible for assistance under the Compact.  For additional information, please visit the Interstate Compact Commission at www.mic3.net.

Your School Liaison Specialist has listings of private schools in the surrounding areas around Edwards AFB.  Information on private schools is also available on the California Department of Education website http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/si/ps/.

The Private School Directory lists over 1,000 private schools that filed the annual Private School Affidavit and reported enrollments of six or more students. The majority of our students attend schools in Kern County, Los Angeles County, and San Bernardino County.

All public schools in California are responsible for California State learning standards. Please review each school’s Academic Performance Index (API) and school climate survey at the link below to determine the best match for your child: http://www.cde.ca.gov/getschoolreport.  In addition, please visit CA School Data at http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/ or http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/.

The California Education Code 48200 states that where you live determines where your child attends a traditional public school.

You may request a permit to transfer however permits are not always granted from your home school district.  If you live on base housing your home school district is the MUROC Joint Unified school district. Please visit their web site to obtain a permit to transfer application at www.muroc.k12.ca.us.

To learn what options your local schools offer, start by asking the public school district in which you live what programs allow schooling at home. A more detailed discussion of the various educational options available is located in the CDE Fact Book 2009 (pages 94-99) on the CDE Fact Book Web page http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ps/rq/psfaq.asp#D.

Birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residency, and contact info for last school attended. For Kindergarten, a physical examination and dental screening is required. For special needs, a copy of latest IEP and last evaluation. Copy of Cumulative Folder: Current Schedule/Report Cards/Test Scores and Course Descriptions/Grading Scale if available for 6th grade and above

A Magnet school is a public school operated under a court-ordered or federally approved voluntary desegregation plan offering a specialized curriculum, to a student body representing a cross section of the community. They attract students of different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds with similar educational interests, provide unique sets of learning opportunities, encourage innovation, and promote academic gains for students. Not all magnet schools are gifted.

Edwards AFB has the Exceptional Family Member Program – Family Support (EFMP-FS) and the EFMP-Medical.  The EFMP-FS Specialist can help navigate and/or connect with community and family support services through:

  • Information and Referral (before, during, and after PCS) to on-base, local, state, and federal services
  • Support Services in the form of outreach
  • Community awareness and education on EFMP

For more information, please call Ms. Pam Natale at 277-2950 or for the EFMP-Medical, please contact Mr. Scott Couper at scott.a.couper.ctr@mail.mil.